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Ever wonder what you can eat with diabetes? Diabetic eating is the same as healthful eating: plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low-fat protein. Although there is no specific diabetic diet to follow when you have diabetes, counting carbs, watching portions, including a variety of healthful foods, and eating on a consistent schedule can help control blood sugar and keep your diabetes on track. The best news: You can eat what you love -- and we show you how!

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Diabetes Nutrition Stories

Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage...
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage diabetes following a variety of eating plans, some researchers and health care providers slant toward plants. We give you the rundown of what different eating plans, such as raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pescatarian, and flexitarian, include and exclude and how they can reduce risk of disease and promote better health. 
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life...
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often. 
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added...
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our food and drinks and why they're used.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.

What to Eat with Diabetes

Markets are filled with fresh summer berries. Add them to your...
Markets are filled with fresh summer berries. Add them to your grocery list, and then try these delicious, easy berry recipes to brighten your plate and get a pop of nutrition.
Good Fats, Bad Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts...
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is...
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is ultimately what ends up on your plate. And if you’re like most people, some not-so-good options sneak into your kitchen. Make a clean sweep of your eating habits, starting with pitching these unhealthy foods from your pantry in favor of more diabetes-friendly swaps.
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels...
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.
Can't resist tempting treats? Try these tips to take control of...
Can't resist tempting treats? Try these tips to take control of your cravings before and during your next big event.

Diabetic Cookbooks

Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes...
Who has time to cook? You do! These six recipes prove it takes only minutes to make a delicious, healthy meal. Find easy recipes for 10-minute breakfasts, 15-minute lunches, and 20-minute dinners!
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate...
Enjoy our 14 fantastic plate method menu options! Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious diabetes meal planning. Dinner has never been so easy!
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken...
Use your slow cooker to cook a roast or a batch of chicken thighs to shred, then use the meat to make three deliciously different recipes for a total of nine convenient diabetes-friendly meals!
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and...
We make grabbing a healthy snack easy! Get 23 quick, light, and delicious diabetic snack ideas so you're prepared when hunger strikes.

Popular Diabetic Recipes

Frozen Pop and Ice Pop Recipes
When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s...
When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s better than a cold treat. Instead of reaching for high-fat, high-carb ice cream sundaes or bars, pick one of these light and pleasing options. With our simple, delicious frozen pop recipes, you can sit back, relax, and cool down with a guilt-free diabetic dessert. 
Spanish Rice
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to...
Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to cut rice out of your diet. Instead of starchy white rice, opt for a whole grain rice such as brown rice, which is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants. Our diabetes-friendly rice recipes can help you maintain a healthy eating plan that tastes great, too. 
With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and...
With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and veggies, summer is the easiest season to eat healthfully. Whether you want to grill out with friends or cool off with a frozen treat, these summer-fresh recipes will let you enjoy summer's bounty and feel good — all season long.
The benefits of kale are no secret: The leafy green superfood is...
The benefits of kale are no secret: The leafy green superfood is loaded with phytonutrients, which can help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and even diabetes. Learning how to cook kale is an easy way to give your immune system a quick boost. Whether you make kale chips or kale salads, our kale recipes will add flavor and antioxidants to your healthy eating plan.
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad....
There are so many ways to enjoy a refreshing chicken salad. Whether you like hearty chicken salad sandwiches or just a simple salad with chicken, we've gathered a variety of diabetes-friendly recipes that pair the lean protein with light ingredients and lots of veggies. Check out our best chicken salad recipes that work for lunch or dinner.
Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and...
Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh, and easy pasta salad. And with so many variations—we have diabetes-friendly recipes for hot and cold pasta salads, meatless and chicken pasta salads—it’s a foolproof main dish or side dish to bring to any backyard barbecue or potluck.

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